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Dolley Madison’s decision to remain in the White House until she had secured the safety of George Washington’s portrait, even as British troops bore down upon Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812, remains a staple of American legend. 1,046 more words
Henry Adams: “History of the United States of America: During the First Administration of James Madison” (Part One)
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Meanwhile nothing could be more dangerous to the Americans than the loss of self-respect. The habit of denouncing themselves as cowards and of hearing themselves denounced as a race that cared only for money tended to produce the qualities imputed.